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The key to experiencing the richly diverse history and natural heritage of Outback New South Wales is to experience the drives that connect across the region. The most significant of these is Sturt's Steps Touring, a driving route that approximates the journey taken by Charles Sturt in 1845.

Beginning at either Broken Hill or Cameron Corner the route takes in Stationstay properties as well as Milparinka and Tibooburra along its path. It is a journey not to be rushed, but rather experienced, as the landscape changes, the wildlife and flora vary, and one meets a few local characters along the way.

The Silver City Highway to Broken Hill and the White Cliffs Road to Wilcannia follow the traditional routes of Cobb and Co and Morrison Bros, linking the Corner Country with other locations within Outback New South Wales.

Linking Tibooburra to Wanaaring and Bourke is the "cut-line", the route of the original telegraph line and once proposed rail link to the Corner Country. It was also a major travelling stock route in the day when livestock was walked to the market and needed regularly located public watering places.

For those travelling the Darling River Run that links Walgett to Wentworth following the course of the Darling River, there are some great side-trips that includes the iconic touring routes of the Corner Country; especially the Corner Explorer touring route.


Corner Country Touring

  • Travel in the footsteps of Vincent James Dowling and other early pioneers who over 100 years ago discovered this area, known as the 'Plains of Promise', as people travelled the track looking for a new life and new opportunities. The Australian author, Henry Lawson walked from Bourke to Hungerford and back in the...

  • Four-wheel drive enthusiasts...the Corner Country has it all. The Silver City Highway may be mostly sealed these days, but there are still hundreds of kilometres of unsealed roads linking station properties and townships alike. With networks of touring routes which describe the historical and geographical landsca...

  • There are many outback towns that claim to be ‘really unique’ but White Cliffs is really one of the truly 'must-see' destinations. It is very small by comparison to Lightning Ridge, another Opal mining town but here, most of the living is done underground. A wonderful 92km drive along the sealed Opal Miner's Way f...

  • Across the Corner Country, a series of interconnecting stock routes were developed to enable sheep and cattle to be walked to market safely. Teams of drovers were engaged to handle the job, often taking months for the journey. The routes extended from the "customs" point of Yalpunga to the rain head at Silverton,...

  • Sturt's Steps follows a route that approximates that taken by Captain Charles Sturt during his 1844-45 inland expedition. With no public roads across the Barrier Ranges, we begin the journey further north that the line taken by the expedition. Leaving Broken Hill the journey begins at the old Yanco Glen turn-off o...

  • In the 1880s a miner’s trek to the Albert Goldfields began in Wilcannia and ended several weeks later on the goldfields of Mt Browne, Milparinka or the Granites (Tibooburra). The demand for transportation and a postal service led to the introduction of coaches, with Cobb and Co opening a branch in Wilcannia in 18...

  • Leaving Broken Hill head out to historic Silverton to take in the many attractions. Enjoy lunch at one of several business houses before taking the road northwards across the Mundi Mundi Plain, heading for an overnight stay at Pine View adjacent to the Wild Dog Fence. Sturt's waterhole on Flood's Creek is locate...

  • Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes and the anthropological significant Lake Mungo as well as a taste of the lower Darling including Menindee Lakes before heading upstream and to Wilcannia and onto the iconic opal town of White Cliffs… this touring route is a must for the adventure-minded. Along the way, stay ...